Move in excess of Demi, there's a new cougar around the block.
Jennifer Lopez is reportedly dating a 24-year-old hunky hoofer from her traveling dance squad — 18 years her junior.
London's Regular Mail caught back-up dancer Casper Smart trailing JLo in New York last week, and People today.com stated they are sharing a "fun fling."
"Yes, they are dating and having a good time,gucci outlet
," an unnamed source told Persons. "They've been getting more open with their flirting for weeks."
The headlines make Lopez, 42, the latest in a long line of rich and famous women skewering social conventions with strapping suitors at least a decade younger.
The cougar classification — which some women find insulting, others innocuous — was practically invented by Kim Cattrall's "Sex and the City" character Samantha Jones in 1998.
Demi Moore, 49, became the celebrity face of the so-called phenomenon when her marriage to Ashton Kutcher, 33, created a media frenzy in 2005.
Madonna, meanwhile, has dated a string of much younger men since divorcing younger hubby Guy Ritchie in 2008, including her latest 20-something beau Brahim Zaibat, a French dancer.
The 53-year-old told Harper's Bazaar her boy toys are more than "just sexual, um, appendages,gucci borse outlet
"I don't necessarily like to use the word lover because it sounds like they just come more than and have sex with you. I aspire to more than that, and I need more than that," she explained. " someone to share my inner life with. That's extremely important."
Experts say the trend of successful older women choosing much younger men is a small but solid demographic shift.
"For many of us growing up, we read Cinderella and heard that we needed to find an older guy with a good job who could take care of us. But women today are working too. ...We want a partner who shares our interests," said Dr. Sandra Caron, a professor of family relations and human sexuality at the University of Maine.
Caron’s studies found older women with younger mates liked their vitality while the men liked their partner's maturity.
"What is 'older' has really changed. We get together for so many different reasons, and age isn't the first concern," she explained.
Some other high-profile cougars and their recent cubs:
- Actress Ellen Barkin, 57, is dating Sam Levinson, the 26-year-old director son of Oscar winner Berry Levinson. Previously, she was married to billionaire cosmetics mogul Ron Perelman.
- Singer Mariah Carey, 41, married actor Nick Cannon, 31, in 2008 and gave birth to the couple's twins Monroe and Moroccan in April,canada goose jacket
- News maven Katie Couric, 54, has been dating investor Brooks Perlin, 17 many years her junior, for four years.
- Actress Vivica A. Fox, 47, just ended her engagement to Atlanta club promoter Omar "Slim" White, 28.